Welcome from Miss Watson.
Date: 10th January 2018
I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year relaxing and enjoying time with family.
Spring 1 is going to be just as busy as Autumn 2; we have lots of exciting learning and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at primary school.
Boosters will be continuing this half term and the first session will be Thursday 18th January 3pm-4:15pm.
Our topic this half term is ’A Child’s War’...
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead.
It’s 1939 and Britain is at war!
Read the diary of Anne Frank. ‘Make do and mend’. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships. And don't forget about the school visit to Eden Camp on Tuesday 16th January.
Throughout the year we will be focusing on the basic skills across the curriculum. We will be encouraging the children to continue developing skills such as handwriting, reading, spelling and mathematics. In English this half term the children will be producing a diary entry based on evacuation and reading ’The boy in the striped pyjamas’. In maths the focus will be on decimals, percentages and algebra.
To support the children and let them achieve their full potential, Mrs Kilby will be working with the children to develop their RE skills where they will be looking at a range of dilemmas and deciding what decisions are best to make. She will work alongside our PE specialist Mr Goddard. The children will have a double session of RE one week, followed by a double session of PE the following week. The children will still have a weekly PE session with me and complete the daily mile each afternoon. PE kits should be sent into school on a Monday.
Home learning will be issued on a Wednesday and due back in on a Monday. The children will receive English, maths, spelling and reading. This will be brought home in their special home learning bag. Their spelling test will take place on a Monday and they will be expected to read at least 3 times a week. I have stocked the classroom’s reading area with books so the children are able to bring them home and enjoy them with you or on their own.
I'm looking forward to working with the children during the Spring term.